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5110.0 HIV/AIDS Epidemiology
Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 12:30 PM
In this session on HIV/AIDS epidemiology an array of interesting topics are presented. Two papers discuss HIV risk behaviors among heterosexuals. The first looks at challenges in monitoring HIV risk behavior of couples among Black and Hispanics in 21 cities. The second paper deals with HIV testing behavior of heterosexuals in high HIV prevalence risk areas in Texas. Another study reports increased incidence of HIV infection among IDUs in Taiwan, while another study looks at hospitalizations for hysterectomies in HIV positive women. And, the potential of bias is discussed when sampling MSM in gay bars.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. List three challenges to sex partner recruitment and apply lessons learned to studies of sex partners 2. Describe HIV testing behavior among heterosexuals living in high-risk areas 3. Identify potential causes of HIV infection outbreak among IDUs after 2003 in Taiwan 4. Identify differences in hysterectomy indications among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women 5. Discuss the potential for selection bias to occur in venue-based samples of MSM, and describe strategies to efficiently enroll high risk MSM
Kevin P. Delaney, MPH
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Organized by: Epidemiology
CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing
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